55 Years of Peaceful Resistance

[M]arch 10 marked the 55th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day in Toronto. Every year, Tibetans and supporters march throughout cities across the world to remember the Tibetan uprising against China’s illegal occupation of Tibet in 1959, when the Dalai Lama was forced to flee into exile. It also marks the six year anniversary since widespread protests against Chinese rule began in Tibet in 2008. Over 1.2 million Tibetans have died as a result of china’s occupation of Tibet.  There is no freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, no freedom of press and no freedom of religion within Tibet today.

Here is a photo essay by journalism student Pema Tsering, who attended the march in Toronto.

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